Released from the Law
In our text this morning, Paul is trying to get us to understand the relationship of our lives to the Law and sin. He is trying to make clear that we, as believers, are dead to the Law. In the last verses of Chapter 6, Paul used the analogy of slavery to teach us that, in Christ, we are no longer under the old master of sin and death. We have a new master, the Lord, Jesus Christ. Now Paul moves to the analogy of the relationship of husband and wife and marriage as the picture of our new relationship to Jesus. Before we were saved, we were married to the Law. The Law condemned us and told us we were no good, but now we are married to Christ. We have been freed from the Law. Spiritually speaking, we're either married to the law or we're married to the Lord. That's the analogy Paul is using here. What he's saying here is not necessarily about marriage, but he's talking about the Christian life and using marriage as an analogy.